Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Ellis (Letterfrack)

James Ellis, a Quaker and successful manufacurer from Leicester in England came to Letterfrack in 1849 with his wife Mary to help improve the lives of the people of the district. He leased about 1800 acres from Robert Graham and built a farm house but due to ill health he sold his lease to John Hall in 1857 and returned to England.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Letterfrack Letterfrack Ballynakill Clifden Ballynakill 28 Ballynahinch Galway OSI Ref: L711 575
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 37

Archival sources

  • Letterfrack Lodge, photo 2002. 117/035; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Title deeds to the Letterfrack Estate, 1849-1886. B2/06-v/01-08; Tuam Diocesan Archives, Tuam

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources